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  • Writer's pictureDavid Rogers

Elevate Your Home's Exterior with Modern Upgrades

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

A home's exterior is the first impression to a homeowner, guest, and potential future buyer. Updating the exterior of your home to a more modern contemporary style is not only trending, but it is a timeless look that fits the lifestyle of many homeowners. Creating and enhancing visual appeal that reflects your style gives you another thing to smile about before opening your front door. In this blog, we discuss how modern elements impact a home for the better, let's dive in.

Modern Home Exterior Charlotte, NC by David Rogers Builders

Sleek and Stylish Entryway

Make a statement immediately at the front entryway by opting for a sleek, stylish door. Consider a modern pivot door, a bold, geometric-shaped door, or a reinforced glass door if you're not too worried about privacy, which can set the tone for the entire facade. With the addition of high-quality hardware, you add both sophistication and functionality.

Contemporary Exterior Siding Materials

Driving around Charlotte, we notice that many homes have a "stuck in the 2000s" look, and this fix is easier than you think by upgrading your home's exterior with contemporary siding materials that bring a modern look and feel. There are several options, such as fiber cement panels, metal cladding, or sleek stucco finishes. These materials offer durability and longevity and provide a clean, streamlined appearance that complements today's modern architectural home styles.

Contemporary White Home Exterior in Charlotte, NC

Embracing Darker Color Elements

When you think of contemporary or modern colors, darker or more moody elements typically give off that vibe and look. If you're upgrading your siding or adding parts of new siding onto your home, adding a darker color adds a touch of drama and sophistication to your home's exterior. If you're only looking for minor changes that make a significant impact, consider painting the trim, front door, or window frames in bold, deep hues like charcoal gray, navy blue, or rich black. These contrasting colors add depth and create a striking visual impact, instantly modernizing your home's facade.

Statement Windows For Modern Homes

Speaking of window upgrades and painting trim, windows play a crucial role in the design and functionality of a home's exterior, and they should be thought about when updating the exterior of your home. You can choose floor-to-ceiling windows that flood your interior spaces with natural light or more modern window frames with slim profiles, black accents, black frames, or even unique shapes to add visual interest and create a contemporary look. If you want to learn more about black windows, read our previous blog, HERE, to find out what you need to know before you switch or paint to upgrade your windows.

Upgraded and Modern Flat Roof Lines

Whether building new construction or adding a new addition, flat roof lines are trending in custom home building around Charlotte, NC, and throughout the country. But why should you use a flat roof for a home addition? Besides the apparent aesthetics of a flatter roof line, the simple lines complement the clean geometric look of the walls, windows, and doors. The horizontal lines also help to reflect nature and its surroundings, making it blend in better, especially in an environment with many trees. Modern roof lines offer homeowners the opportunity for additional living space by having a rooftop porch or a place to work on their green thumb and reduce energy costs with a garden or solar panels.

We recently constructed a modern remodel and added an addition with a flat roof line in Marvin, NC. This covered the back entertaining area housed a built-in fireplace, grill, and the homeowner's modern furniture.

Flat Roof Line Addition by David Rogers Builders, Charlotte, NC

Backyard Entertaining with a Modern Flare

If you need help figuring out where to start, read our blog about adding outdoor spaces HERE. Several considerations can change the look and feel of a modern outdoor living space. It may include a back patio with clean lines or comfortable and stylish seating and entertainment areas with a contemporary aesthetic, such as a lounge with a modern fireplace. Take it a step further by adding low-maintenance landscaping. Modern landscaping typically features clean lines, minimalistic designs, and elements like geometric planters, trimmed hedges, and gravel pathways. Collaborate with a custom home builder who can incorporate captivating focal points, such as modern sculptures or outdoor art installations, adding an artistic touch to your landscape. Prioritize using native plants, drought-tolerant vegetation, and low-maintenance landscaping designs with shrubbery that saves you money on your watering bill and aligns with Eco-friendly practices. With the expertise of a custom home builder, you can create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living, transforming your backyard into a modern and inviting oasis for relaxation, entertainment, and outdoor gatherings.

Modern Exterior Building and Design In Charlotte

With the addition of darker color elements, flat roof line additions, modern-looking windows, landscaping, or backyard entertainment elements, you're sure to elevate your home's exterior. With these upgrades, you can create a stunning visual impact. Whichever upgrade you're going for, David Rogers Builders is here to bring your vision to life. Consider working with us, experts in delivering high-quality, custom projects for new or seasoned homeowners in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. Together, we'll create a home exterior that reflects your style, enhances functionality, and adds value to your property.


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